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Historic

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RAF Museum gate guardians being refurbished

The Spitfire replica is removed from its position at Hendon for...

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New Zealand museum acquires pilot’s Merlin

New Zealand ace Johnny Checketts during World War Two. The...

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Piggyback Bomber

One of the most unusual weapons in the Luftwaffe’s World War...

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The Westland Whirlwind

The Whirlwind prototype, L6844, flew for the first time on October...

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Aiming Sure

With over a century of service to its credit, XV Squadron disbanded...

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Military

Safran provides FCAS engine details

French-based engine manufacturer, Safran, has released details about the powerplant that will be employed by the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF/Future Combat Air System, FCAS).

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Japanese Sub-Hunter

Designed from the start as a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft, Kawasaki’s P-1 boasts longer range than the Boeing P-8, has more weapons hardpoints, more operators and features a tail-mounted magnetic anomaly detector. Marcin Przeworski investigates.

RAAF to send Poseidon to monitor North Korea

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is preparing to deploy a Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to support the enforcement of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on North Korea.

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Commercial

Digital depot and fleet command

Brand new F135 engines await roll-out from Pratt & Whitney’s...

Face off

Mark Broadbent looks at the different aspects of the competition...

France to supply Ukraine with 55 helicopters

LE MINISTÈRE de l’Économie et des Finances (French Ministry...

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Southampton deploys robot bird

Robird is now scaring away real birds from operational areas...

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New terminal for Brandenburg

A second terminal will be added to the Berlin Brandenburg complex,...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow